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While it's great to pick one destination to enjoy to the fullest, a day trip to a nearby town or attraction can be the icing on the cake of your vacation. ShermansTravel experts have rounded up the top day trips within a few hours' drive so you can experience that must-visit stretch of beach, national park, or under-the-radar city.

Day Trips from Catskills

Culinary Institute of America

On the banks of the Hudson River in Hyde Park, the CIA is the spot for food lovers and chefs-in-training. The school’s five Hyde Park restaurants are pilgrimage sites for serious chowhounds.

NY, 845-905-4500,
Tags: family | culture | day trip | culinary

National Baseball Hall of Fame

Cooperstown, New York, a Mecca for baseball fans and those looking for information on baseball fantasy camps, is a mere 2-hour drive from Woodstock.

88 miles North of Woodstock, 25 Main St., NY, 607-547-7200,
Tags: family | culture | history | tour | day trip | museum | sports

Sleepy Hollow

Just across the Hudson River from the Catskills is an entirely different world, filled with 18th-century farmsteads, fin de siècle mansions, and a series of moody, 16th-century Dutch settlements like Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving's notorious haunted town.

91 miles south of Woodstock, NY,
Tags: family | culture | architecture | history | day trip

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